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  • Federal Investment in Agriculture Gives Great ROI

    04/24/2017 11:32 AM

    With overall spending on farm policy coming in at only one quarter of one percent of the entire federal budget, U.S. taxpayers are getting a great return on investment with access to safe, abundant, inexpensive food and fiber.

  • Bald Eagles a Farmer's Nightmare
    04/04/2017 07:56 AM

    Will Harris was delighted when the first pair of bald eagles arrived on his farm in 2011. Six years and 80 eagles later, Harris faces annual six-figure poultry losses and major FSA litigation.

  • Crop Insurance Company Acquisition Announced
    03/24/2017 01:14 PM

    A change in the crop insurance world was announced earlier this week, as Producers Ag Insurance Group, Inc., (a member of Tokio Marine HCC) is planning a purchase agreement to acquire crop managing general agent (MGA) International Ag Insurance Solutions. In 2016, the Iowa-based company managed $67.4 million in gross premiums for multi-peril crop, crop hail and named peril crop insurance.

  • Is Crop Insurance on the Budgetary Chopping Block?
    03/15/2017 12:04 PM

    More than 60 agriculture groups sent letters to lawmakers hoping federal crop insurance will survive budget negotiations.

  • Why Crop Insurance Returns Are Shrinking
    03/13/2017 12:20 PM

    According to a new study commissioned by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), private crop insurance company returns are down significantly from 2010, when the Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA) was renegotiated between insurance companies and the federal government. Returns are still in line with benchmarks laid out by USDA’s Risk Management Agency, according to NCGA.

  • Crop Insurance Deadline Looms
    03/10/2017 02:26 PM

    Do you plan to use crop insurance as a risk management tool this growing season?